I have a treat for you! I’m going to show you how to remove fondant from a cake dummy!! – and with a video tutorial to boot!! Plus, BONUS!! – You get to see my crazy kids help me take apart a few cakes!! – it’s that easy!
I created 16 cakes for my last two Craftsy classes (Phew!) and am now ready to dismantle most of them (after 6 months of my house being filled with cakes!). I have a VERY very easy and quick way to take the fondant (and modeling chocolate) off your cake dummies without hurting your dummies or your fingers. It’s SO easy I have my kids show you how!!
Here you go! Ready for wild and crazy?!?!
So, a few things to remember…
1. Coat your dummies with vegetable shortening (Crisco) before covering with fondant. That’s all you need! – no water, piping gel, royal icing, buttercream, etc. This technique won’t work if you do that. The fondant will stick to the vegetable shortening so you won’t need anything else…promise!
2. When you are ready to dismantle your cake, microwave your dummy for only 5 SECONDS! – if you do it longer, it’ll melt your dummy…seriously…I know! Also, make sure there’s NO metal on your cake (like a left over wire)…it will explode! Haha! Again…I know from experience!
3. If you have a seam, start there. Flip your cake over and take a palette knife and slide it CAREFULLY between the fondant and dummy. Don’t force it…make sure it’s straight so you don’t damage your dummy. Pull straight away from the cake to make a seam.
4. Slide your hand back behind it like Easton does and your fondant will come right off!! Yippie!!
Can you tell my kids were a little excited and all wanted to get their hands on it!! LOL!! Maybe next time I’ll just have one in the shot!
Thanks for looking!! Help me pass on this video and post it to your Facebook page! – since I don’t have one anymore!! LOL!!
**If you want to know how I created this cow hide texture or gradient fondant with the metallic mermaid scales, check out my Craftsy class, “The Clean & Simple Cake Design: Playful Textures“. Here’s a 50% off link!!! – click HERE.